Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM

Assistant Provost for Faculty Development

Emelia Benjamin
Framingham Heart Study 73 Mt Wayte Ave

Biography

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, received her undergraduate degree at Harvard, her MD at Case Western Reserve University, and her Master’s in Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University and is a clinical cardiologist at Boston Medical Center. She is author of over 600 peer-reviewed publications that focus on the on the genetics, epidemiology, and prognosis of a variety of cardiovascular conditions and markers including atrial fibrillation, vascular function, and systemic inflammation. She is multi-Principal Investigator on 2RO1 grants [2R01HL092577 & 1R01HL128914]. Her grants examine the epidemiology, outcomes, and genetics of atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988. She is a Member of the Executive Committee, and is Co-Director of the Medical Endpoints Committee. She is Principal Investigator of the grant that recruited the second generation of the Framingham Study’s ethnic/racial minority cohort, the Omni Study.

In addition to her research, she is Assistant Provost for Faculty Development for Boston University Medical Campus, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, BU Department of Medicine. She co-designed and co-leads early, mid-career, under-represented minority, and women’s faculty leadership programs. A committed mentor, she has won local and national awards for her mentoring of early career investigators.

An active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1992, she serves on a variety of local and national Committees. She is Past-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council and Study Section.
She received the 2015 Paul Dudley White Award, the 2016 AHA Gold Heart Award, and the 2016 Population Research Prize. She serves the AHA as Science Representative to the National Board of Directors and Chairs of the Science and Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee, and the annual Heart and Stroke Statistical Update.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Director, Echocardiography/Vascular Laboratory, Framingham Heart Study

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, MD
  • Harvard College, AB
  • Harvard School of Public Health, SM/ScM

Classes Taught

  • 2 experiential semin
  • DOM

Publications

  • Published on 11/1/2018

    Ligthart S, Vaez A, Võsa U, Stathopoulou MG, de Vries PS, Prins BP, Van der Most PJ, Tanaka T, Naderi E, Rose LM, Wu Y, Karlsson R, Barbalic M, Lin H, Pool R, Zhu G, Macé A, Sidore C, Trompet S, Mangino M, Sabater-Lleal M, Kemp JP, Abbasi A, Kacprowski T, Verweij N, Smith AV, Huang T, Marzi C, Feitosa MF, Lohman KK, Kleber ME, Milaneschi Y, Mueller C, Huq M, Vlachopoulou E, Lyytikäinen LP, Oldmeadow C, Deelen J, Perola M, Zhao JH, Feenstra B, Amini M, Lahti J, Schraut KE, Fornage M, Suktitipat B, Chen WM, Li X, Nutile T, Malerba G, Luan J, Bak T, Schork N, Del Greco M F, Thiering E, Mahajan A, Marioni RE, Mihailov E, Eriksson J, Ozel AB, Zhang W, Nethander M, Cheng YC, Aslibekyan S, Ang W, Gandin I, Yengo L, Portas L, Kooperberg C, Hofer E, Rajan KB, Schurmann C, den Hollander W, Ahluwalia TS, Zhao J, Draisma HHM, Ford I, Timpson N, Teumer A, Huang H, Wahl S, Liu Y, Huang J, Uh HW, Geller F, Joshi PK, Yanek LR, Trabetti E, Lehne B, Vozzi D, Verbanck M, Biino G, Saba Y, Meulenbelt I, O'Connell JR, Laakso M, Giulianini F, Magnusson PKE, Ballantyne CM, Hottenga JJ, Montgomery GW, Rivadineira F, Rueedi R, Steri M, Herzig KH, Stott DJ, Menni C, Frånberg M, St Pourcain B, Felix SB, Pers TH, Bakker SJL, Kraft P, Peters A, Vaidya D, Delgado G, Smit JH, Großmann V, Sinisalo J, Seppälä I, Williams SR, Holliday EG, Moed M, Langenberg C, Räikkönen K, Ding J, Campbell H, Sale MM, Chen YI, James AL, Ruggiero D, Soranzo N, Hartman CA, Smith EN, Berenson GS, Fuchsberger C, Hernandez D, Tiesler CMT, Giedraitis V, Liewald D, Fischer K, Mellström D, Larsson A, Wang Y, Scott WR, Lorentzon M, Beilby J, Ryan KA, Pennell CE, Vuckovic D, Balkau B, Concas MP, Schmidt R, Mendes de Leon CF, Bottinger EP, Kloppenburg M, Paternoster L, Boehnke M, Musk AW, Willemsen G, Evans DM, Madden PAF, Kähönen M, Kutalik Z, Zoledziewska M, Karhunen V, Kritchevsky SB, Sattar N, Lachance G, Clarke R, Harris TB, Raitakari OT, Attia JR, van Heemst D, Kajantie E, Sorice R, Gambaro G, Scott RA, Hicks AA, Ferrucci L, Standl M, Lindgren CM, Starr JM, Karlsson M, Lind L, Li JZ, Chambers JC, Mori TA, de Geus EJCN, Heath AC, Martin NG, Auvinen J, Buckley BM, de Craen AJM, Waldenberger M, Strauch K, Meitinger T, Scott RJ, McEvoy M, Beekman M, Bombieri C, Ridker PM, Mohlke KL, Pedersen NL, Morrison AC, Boomsma DI, Whitfield JB, Strachan DP, Hofman A, Vollenweider P, Cucca F, Jarvelin MR, Jukema JW, Spector TD, Hamsten A, Zeller T, Uitterlinden AG, Nauck M, Gudnason V, Qi L, Grallert H, Borecki IB, Rotter JI, März W, Wild PS, Lokki ML, Boyle M, Salomaa V, Melbye M, Eriksson JG, Wilson JF, Penninx BWJH, Becker DM, Worrall BB, Gibson G, Krauss RM, Ciullo M, Zaza G, Wareham NJ, Oldehinkel AJ, Palmer LJ, Murray SS, Pramstaller PP, Bandinelli S, Heinrich J, Ingelsson E, Deary IJ, Mägi R, Vandenput L, van der Harst P, Desch KC, Kooner JS, Ohlsson C, Hayward C, Lehtimäki T, Shuldiner AR, Arnett DK, Beilin LJ, Robino A, Froguel P, Pirastu M, Jess T, Koenig W, Loos RJF, Evans DA, Schmidt H, Smith GD, Slagboom PE, Eiriksdottir G, Morris AP, Psaty BM, Tracy RP, Nolte IM, Boerwinkle E, Visvikis-Siest S, Reiner AP, Gross M, Bis JC, Franke L, Franco OH, Benjamin EJ, Chasman DI, Dupuis J, Snieder H, Dehghan A, Alizadeh BZ. Genome Analyses of >200,000 Individuals Identify 58 Loci for Chronic Inflammation and Highlight Pathways that Link Inflammation and Complex Disorders. Am J Hum Genet. 2018 Nov 01; 103(5):691-706. PMID: 30388399.

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  • Published on 10/27/2018

    Li W, Nyhan MM, Wilker EH, Vieira CLZ, Lin H, Schwartz JD, Gold DR, Coull BA, Aba AM, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Koutrakis P, Mittleman MA. Recent exposure to particle radioactivity and biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammation: The Framingham Heart Study. Environ Int. 2018 Oct 27. PMID: 30376999.

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  • Published on 10/18/2018

    Kianoush S, DeFilippis AP, Rodriguez CJ, Rifai MA, Benjamin EJ, Hall ME, Ouyang P, Allison MA, Blaha MJ. Race/Ethnicity-Specific Associations between Smoking, Serum Leptin, and Abdominal Fat: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Ethn Dis. 2018; 28(4):531-538. PMID: 30405297.

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  • Published on 10/18/2018

    Weir IR, Marshall GD, Schneider JI, Sherer JA, Lord EM, Gyawali B, Paasche-Orlow MK, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L. Interpretation of Time-to-event Outcomes in Randomized Trials: an online randomized experiment. Ann Oncol. 2018 Oct 18. PMID: 30335127.

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  • Published on 10/16/2018

    Cooper LL, Musani SK, Washington F, Moore J, Tripathi A, Tsao CW, Hamburg NM, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Mitchell GF, Fox ER. Relations of Microvascular Function, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors, and Aortic Stiffness in Blacks: The Jackson Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Oct 16; 7(20):e009515. PMID: 30371273.

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  • Published on 10/9/2018

    Mirbolouk M, Charkhchi P, Orimoloye OA, Uddin SMI, Kianoush S, Jaber R, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Hall ME, DeFilippis AP, Maziak W, Nasir K, Blaha MJ. E-Cigarette Use Without a History of Combustible Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Oct 09. PMID: 30304466.

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  • Published on 9/8/2018

    Ljungman PLS, Li W, Rice MB, Wilker EH, Schwartz J, Gold DR, Koutrakis P, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Mitchell GF, Hamburg NM, Mittleman MA. Long- and short-term air pollution exposure and measures of arterial stiffness in the Framingham Heart Study. Environ Int. 2018 Dec; 121(Pt 1):139-147. PMID: 30205320.

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  • Published on 9/4/2018

    Long MT, Gurary EB, Massaro JM, Ma J, Hoffmann U, Chung RT, Benjamin EJ, Loomba R. Parental non-alcoholic fatty liver disease increases risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in offspring. Liver Int. 2018 Sep 04. PMID: 30179294.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Dagres N, Chao TF, Fenelon G, Aguinaga L, Benhayon D, Benjamin EJ, Bunch TJ, Chen LY, Chen SA, Darrieux F, de Paola A, Fauchier L, Goette A, Kalman J, Kalra L, Kim YH, Lane DA, Lip GYH, Lubitz SA, Márquez MF, Potpara T, Pozzer DL, Ruskin JN, Savelieva I, Teo WS, Tse HF, Verma A, Zhang S, Chung MK. European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)/Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)/Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS)/Latin American Heart Rhythm Society (LAHRS) expert consensus on arrhythmias and cognitive function: what is the best practice? Europace. 2018 Sep 01; 20(9):1399-1421. PMID: 29562326.

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  • Published on 8/28/2018

    Mirbolouk M, Charkhchi P, Kianoush S, Uddin SMI, Orimoloye OA, Jaber R, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Hall ME, DeFilippis AP, Maziak W, Nasir K, Blaha MJ. Prevalence and Distribution of E-Cigarette Use Among U.S. Adults: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Oct 02; 169(7):429-438. PMID: 30167658.

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